John Calipari Statement Concerning Nerlens Noel

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The University of Kentucky released this statement from Coach John Calipari concerning the injury to Nerlens Noel:

I’ve been coaching for 22 years and this is the first injury we’ve had of this kind during the season, which makes it even more devastating.

I met with Nerlens earlier today. The meeting was really positive, and I loved his attitude. The way he is already dealing with this injury lets me know that he is going to come back stronger than ever.

The good news is he is insured, so he would have been fine even if the injury would have been worse.

Obviously this is not a career-ending injury and it’s one that athletes bounce back from all the time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000480684138 Kim Davis

    Speedy Recovery Noel. You have been a joy to watch my friend. God Bless !!!

    And the best of luck in yor future !!!

  • Michael Whitten

    I hope they keep him out all season so he has a chance to heal. Why risk what should be a brilliant career?

  • Dale Martin

    Nerlens, I’ve watched UK basketball since 1966 and I’ve only witnessed a handful of players that played with your heart, soul and energy. I loved the way you gave it your all on every play. The only thing I’m sad about is this happened to such a great young man. We’ll miss you and keep you in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. God bless you in your future and I’m not worried about you not coming back stronger than you were, you have too much heart not to.